Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner

Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner

Kathy became the national director of Nurses Christian Fellowship on July 1, 2016 following Jane Hall’s retirement. After 12 years as the editor of Journal of Christian Nursing, Kathy also transitioned to editor-in-chief to develop a growing team of editors to take on more responsibility for the regular production of JCN.

NCF Vision

I am excited about what God will do through NCF in the coming years. I don’t know all that will be needed to lead NCF, but I serve the One who holds ‘all power and wealth and wisdom and strength’ (Revelation 5:12). God will lead NCF.

My heart for NCF is that we encourage you in the ministry of nursing, helping you think Christianly about what you do. Colossians 2:6-10 summarizes how I pray NCF helps you grow and be strengthened spiritually, discerning biblical truth from worldly wisdom, and realizing the authority you have in Christ as a Christian nurse:

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world, rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is he head over every power and authority.

I also help to develop NCF ministry in my region, speak at conferences and work with students at Wichita State University and Newman University. NCF is a strategic ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

I hope you’ll find ways to get involved in the ministry of Nurses Christian Fellowship. Join a local group, become an NCF member, connect on Facebook, or use the Bible studies and other resources on our website. As Jesus transforms you, you can have a transforming effect on nursing. Let’s partner together.

Join Kathy’s team of ministry partners.

Email Kathy

Personal

I am married with three adult children and live with a menagerie of animals in Wichita, Kansas. Bible study is my lifeline; I participate in a weekly, in-depth study that offers accountability and guidance into the Word of God. I love playing the piano and assisting with worship at my church.

Ministry Update

May 2016 Prayer Letter (in PDF)

Education

BSN -- University of Texas, Arlington, Texas (1979)

MSN -- Oral Roberts University Anna Vaughn School of Nursing (1982, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care Nursing)

PhD, Nursing -- University of Kansas (1995; minor in Communication Studies with emphasis in Organizational Communication) 

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses Association (since 1980)
  • Kansas State Nurses Association (since 1982)
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship (since 2003)
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (since 1994)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses (since 1979)